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But man is not destined to vanish. He can be killed, but he cannot be destroyed, because his soul is deathless and his spirit is irrepressible. Therefore, though the situation seems dark in the context of the confrontation between the superpowers, the silver lining is provided by amazing phenomenon that the very nations which have spent
incalculable resources and energy for the production of deadly weapons are desperately trying to find out how they might never be used. They threaten each other, intimidate each other and go to the brink, but before the total hour arrives they withdraw from the brink.
1.The main point from the author's view is that
A.Man's soul and spirit can not be destroyed by superpowers.
B.Man's destiny is not fully clear or visible.
C.Man's soul and spirit are immortal.
D.Man's safety is assured by the delicate balance of power in terms of nuclear weapons.
E.Human society will survive despite the serious threat of total annihilation.



2.The phrase 'Go to the brink' in the passage means
A.Retreating from extreme danger.
B.Declare war on each other.
C.Advancing to the stage of war but not engaging in it.
D.Negotiate for peace.
E.Commit suicide.



3.In the author's opinion
A.Huge stockpiles of destructive weapons have so far saved mankind from a catastrophe.
B.Superpowers have at last realized the need for abandoning the production of lethal weapons.
C.Mankind is heading towards complete destruction.
D.Nations in possession of huge stockpiles of lethal weapons are trying hard to avoid actual conflict.
E.There is a Silver lining over the production of deadly weapons.



4.'Irrepressible' in the second line means
A.incompatible
B.strong
C.oppressive
D.unrestrainable
E.unspirited



5.A suitable title for the above passage is
A.Destruction of mankind is in evitable.
B.Man's desire to survive inhibits use of deadly weapons.
C.Mounting cost of modern weapons.
D.Threats and intimidation between super powers.
E.Cowardly retreat by man


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1. C.Man's soul and spirit are immortal.
2. C.Advancing to the stage of war but not engaging in it.
3 D.Nations in possession of huge stockpiles of lethal weapons are trying hard to avoid actual conflict.
4 B.strong
5 B.Man's desire to survive inhibits use of deadly weapons.
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New post 20 Oct 2010, 04:37
I've got D, C, D, D, and B.

I googled this and found that the OAs are:

1. E
2. C
3. D
4. D
5. B

Not sure I agree with E on the first one. I had narrowed it down to D and E, but I feel like the whole point of the passage is that superpowers are reluctant to use their stockpiles of weapons on each other for fear of total destruction of mankind. That would make D a better answer. Thoughts?
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New post 29 Oct 2012, 10:10
TehJay wrote:
I've got D, C, D, D, and B.

I googled this and found that the OAs are:

1. E
2. C
3. D
4. D
5. B

Not sure I agree with E on the first one. I had narrowed it down to D and E, but I feel like the whole point of the passage is that superpowers are reluctant to use their stockpiles of weapons on each other for fear of total destruction of mankind. That would make D a better answer. Thoughts?


Hi,

For the first question, I selected the answer as 'D' too.

From the OA I would assume that "Nuclear Weapons" is reading too much in to the passage.
The author surely suggests how human is not destined to vanish...(meaning total annihiliation). So best choice is 'E'. Though we can classify 'D" as second best.

Any other thoughts are welcome.
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New post 20 Dec 2012, 08:25
I got below
C
C
D
D
B

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New post 22 Aug 2017, 05:43
Got the last question wrong...

Loved the passage. :) Short and intense..
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